My son Shane was a judge at Tierra Vegetables’ pumpkin pie contest. He and the other esteemed judges tasted 10 pies. The first place winner was the young Lily Alves and her recipe As Simple as A Child’s Pumpkin Pie developed by her Grandma Karen Alves. Very tasty.
As Simple As A Child’s Pumpkin Pie
4 1″ rounds of Butternut Squash
4 tablespoons Butter cut into quarters (use vegan margarine or coconut oil, if you want to add fat but use less)
1 teaspoon. Cinnamon
1/4 teas. Allspice
1/2 teas. Vanilla
1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Chopped walnuts
A few turns of fresh ground nutmeg
Juice of 1/2 orange (you can add more as it cooks to keep the bottom of the pan juicy)
Arrange rounds of squash and place one square of butter on top. Sprinkle the remaining ingredients on top of the squash.
Bake at 375 until tender. Pour fresh cream over each squash round and serve hot.
Karen Alves for Lily Alves